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Kevin Ferenchak

Loyola University Chicago

Biology, Bioethics, and Anthropology



Kevin was the survivor of an attack during junior high that required neurosurgical intervention, and he left home during high school after years of conflict with his parents. He maintained excellent grades, earned near perfect scores on both his ACT and SAT, and received a Presidential Scholarship from Loyola University Chicago, class of 2010. Having looked up Point Foundation when he was first leaving home, he was proud to be selected as a scholar and join the Point community for his undergraduate studies. During undergrad, he volunteered HIV/STD test counselor at the Howard Brown Broadway Youth Center, co-founded a free ACT prep course for a Chicago public high school, and received a research internship at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. After graduating, he worked for International Association of Providers of AIDS Care to create a comprehensive curriculum for providing safe and respectful care in clinics in the Caribbean, then went to medical school at Rush Medical College, class of 2014. He remained involved with Point Foundation and has spoken at many events. He matched into ophthalmology with a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and a clinical and surgical residency at Cook County Hospital. He is interested in improving health literacy and treating and preventing macular degeneration and complications of diabetes.

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